When people see criminal justice practitioners, they expect them to
have strong ethical beliefs and act professionally at all times. In this
part of the
career investigation, you will now think about some
scenarios where each of the branches must act ethically and
professionally to see which of the
professions fits best with how you think and act. Read the following scenarios and answer each prompt.
While on duty, a uniformed police officer went to a crowded
neighborhood deli at lunchtime to buy a sandwich. The deli owner, Ari,
officer that it was on the house and payment was not
necessary. What professional and ethical standards should be in place
from the police
department to assist this officer in his decision making, and why should they be put in place?
A prison guard was assigned to patrol Cell Block 4. One of the guard’s
high school buddies, Ray, is incarcerated on the same cell block for
of narcotics. Cigarettes are not allowed on prison property. While the
guard was patrolling the cell block, Ray was smoking a
If Ray is reported by the guard, he will not be eligible for parole. Ray
pleads the guard to not report him. What professional and ethical
should be in place from the prison administration to assist this guard
with decision making, and why should they be put in place?
c) What basic principle of constitutional law must a police officer,
but not always a probation officer, follow when conducting an ethical
search of a probationer’s house? Explain why this law is applicable to this situation.
Select one court case where ethics or professional practice was a
driving factor, and discuss the impact of that case in reshaping the
role of the
practitioner in the court system. Choose one of the
three cases below to complete critical element D. You will use this same
case study when
submitting your final project:
Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662 (2009)
Herring v. United States, 555 U.S. 135 (2009)
Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 557 U.S. 305 (2009)
Based on the ethical and professional practices of each of the
branches, which career path is most in line with your ethical beliefs
professional disposition, and why?
Ensure to include an introduction and at least two references. Thank you